The couple will celebrate the golden event with a meal and gathering of their children and grandchildren.
Their children ask family and friends to honor the couple with a card shower by sending greetings to them at 549 Countryside Dr., Le Mars, Iowa 51031.
Celebrating with them will be their four children: Kevin and Lisa Pedersen of Sioux Falls, S.D., Peggy and Gary Borchers, of Belle Fourche, S.D., Lance and Ann Marie Pedersen, and Gregg and Maria Pedersen, all of Le Mars. They have 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Ronald Pedersen and Betty Ahrens were married March 3, 1962, at Elk Point, S.D.